It must be a week all about song recasting, parodying, reinterpreting and the like.
I was just listening to Flashback Alternative radio via my trusty iTunes radio, and they were doing a great segment on spoof/ parody songs. Did you know that a group called Exude did a version of “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”? Well, they did. You can hear a preview of it right here. There was another tune that was a Soviet casting of “Major Tom” that seemed to be called “Station Mir.” Very cool.
But the real reason I’m writing is because I’d heard of Richard Cheese before but can’t remember if I’d heard him. Well, they played his version of “Personal Jesus,” and it just about knocked my socks off. Funny and musically kick ass. Perfect combination. Check this out — Richard Cheese and his band doing “Baby Got Back” and “Personal Jesus” on Jimmy Kimmel a couple of years ago.